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Surrender

The Abcess

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 NIV) My job during Sunday morning worship is to care for my infant granddaughter, while my daughter seeks to keep my two year old granddaughter occupied and as quiet as possible,...

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Inventory Reduction

As he came from his mother's womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand. This also is a grievous evil: just as he came, so shall he go, and what gain is there to him who toils for the wind?"...

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Peace? You Mean… Right Now?

(Written in August 2020)Peace.It seems such an elusive concept in today’s world. What with explosions, hurricanes, flooding, drought, earthquakes and locust; blatant racism and violent demonstrations; civil wars; drowning migrants, unprecedented political unrest;...

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Thirst for Justice

"The LORD made it known to me and I knew; then You showed me their deeds. But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter. I did not know it was against me they devised schemes, saying, "Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, let us cut him off from the land of the...

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When It Rains, It Pours

A gentle rain is glorious to watch and listen to. The peaceful sound of raindrops pattering off the leaves of trees, or plopping into puddles on my deck is wonderfully relaxing. I enjoy the rain and how it refreshes everything it touches. Without it, our world is void...

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True Humility

We are told in the Bible to help others (See Hebrews 6:10, Galatians 6:2, Deut. 15:11, etc.). We are told to love one another (See John 13:34-35, 1 Peter 4:8, Ephesians 4:32, etc). And when we obey these commands, Jesus tells us that we must do so in – Total Secrecy:...

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Abba Father

ABBA, FATHERLike a little childMy incense shall riseFor there is joy in my eyesAnd a lovely song on my lips,I come with no fear in my heart,Confident in my identityFor I know you are my source,Swift to hear my worship,Swift to speak your wordAnd answer my kingdom...

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Recharge

"For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish." (Jeremiah 31:21 ESV) "He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake." (Psalm 23:3 ESV)Have you ever had the kind of day where no matter what you said or...

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